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Best music of the decade…so many choices…

Well, as you can see on the “Music” page, I am looking back at a decade gone by, trying to sort through all the music that I’ve listened to. When you’re an art/indie music geek like me, it’s not necessarily the most enjoyable music that I choose, but I look at the fine details in the creativity and originality of the instrumental arrangement, quality of lyrics and the overall emotional involvement of the performer. It’s about the art, not the slick, easy listening of the radio hits. It’s about the album as a whole, not the entertainment value of select singles. The art of the album is getting more difficult to hang onto in the age of mp3’s, but there is hope when you look at the independent music scene where musicians understand the importance of art in music and the album is a perfect way to present their pieces. It’s like an art gallery for their songs. So here is a glimpse into the pool of contenders (somewhat of an order, but not set in stone) for my best albums of the decade, which will be posted at SoMucH Critics, sometime in late December.

Let me know what you think were the best albums of the decade, because maybe I’m forgetting an important album!

Artist Album
Radiohead Kid A
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Low Things We Lost In The Fire
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Flaming Lips, The Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
The New Pornographers Twin Cinia
Spoon Kill The Moonlight
Sufjan Stevens Come On Feel The Illinoise!
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Battles Mirrored
And You Will Know Us by the The Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes
Liars They Threw Us All In A Trench And Built A Monument On Top
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Air Talkie Walkie
The Avalanches Since I Left You
Knife, The Silent Shout
M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
DJ /rupture Uproot
TV On The Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Serena Maneesh Serena-Maneesh
Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights
Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Modest Mouse The Moon And Antarctica
The Decemberists Picaresque
Madvillain Madvillainy
Cat Power You Are Free
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
Clinic Internal Wrangler
Sufjan Stevens Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State
The Wrens The Meadowlands
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Woven Hand Consider the Birds
Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair
Gorillaz Demon Days
Deerhunter Microcastle
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Beach House Beach House
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
Sleater-Kinney All Hands On The Bad One
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Super Furry Animals Mwng
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz
Danger Mouse The Grey Album
Girl Talk Night Ripper
The Hold Steady Separation Sunday
My Morning Jacket Z
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Liars Drum’s Not Dead
Field Music Tones Of Town
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?
Devendra Banhart Rejoicing In The Hands
Pedro The Lion Control
Joanna Newsom Ys


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